Wednesday, April 23, 2014

ABC Wednesday: O is for Old

No, I don't mean me. Or even my husband, who is 70 and still referees basketball and football. I mean our darling dog, Lindy, who is now blind but is still the ruler of the roost around here.
She uses her memory instead of her nose, so she still gets confused sometimes, but not often. I'm trying to encourage her to smell things instead of "looking" for them, and maybe she'll learn, and maybe she won't.
Nevertheless, we still love her dearly.
We don't know her exact age. We adopted her from SOS, the local dog rescue society, in 2009. At that time, the veterinarian thought she was about four years old. Time has proven that estimate to be incorrect, and we think she might have been five or even six.
It doesn't matter, though. We will continue to treasure every moment we have with her, for whatever length of time that is.
Lindy this week.

First week home...Lindy and her at first sight! 2009
Just a little bit of white hair. 2011

A little more white hair. 2012

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RamblingRound said...

Aw, what a loyal companion you have! So glad she was adopted into your family.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Golden girl Lindy - so loved, so beautiful. YAM xx

Reader Wil said...

Hi Kay! Lindy has had a great life with you and Dick. It's a pity that her eyesight is getting worse.
I hope you still have a good time together.
Wil, BCW Team.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Lei è così dolce... peccato la sua cecità... ma il suo naso sono sicura che la porterà sempre da voi !
Tanti baci a Lindy :))))

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Wil
Yes, she is still a sweet, good-natured companion.
Thanks so much for asking.

@ Myriam
Thank you, I will tell Lindy you sent her lots of love and affection.

Mama Zen said...

Lindy is just beautiful!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh yes, the white face. Lukey has it - he and Jas will be nine this July, but he has hip dysplacia on both hips and is really feeling and looking older than his age. Jas is doing pretty well, has lost some weight and her knee seems to be bearing up........the young puppy years go by so darned fast, and middle age hits too soon.............but what lovely beings they are, whatever their ages............

Roger Owen Green said...

I didn't have pets for 30 years in part because we outlive them, generally

Susie Clevenger said...

She is such a precious dog. I can see why she must have stood out when you went to adopt her. Each moment our pets are with us brings such blessings. I miss my little dog Lucy. She was 17 years old when we said goodbye to her.

Fireblossom said...

Bosco has been blind for more than three years now, but he does just fine! He knows he is very much loved and that his human wouldn't let anything happen to him. Lindy knows that, too! Keeping the furniture the way they are used to it helps a lot. Bosco zips around his house and yard like nobody's business, because he has it all memorized.

Bosco uses his ears more now. He can hear things wayyyy before I do! He says "woof!" to his friend Lindy.

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet dog. K.

Dimple said...

Hi Kay,
Our pets get into our hearts quickly, don't they? Bless you for rescuing Lindy!


Leslie: said...

Aw, she looks so sweet and very well loved! Treasure every moment.

abcw team

Powell River Books said...

Pets are so important to us. Lindy has been such a faithful companion to both of you. Lindy may be old of body, but young of spirit from all the posts you share. - Margy

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

She's lucky to have you. You're such a good person! All we can do is enjoy each day. Daisy is going nuts in the house. She's trying to pull the 4' x 4' painting off the wall right now. It's raining and she wants out!